Ellaretha Coleman's answer You will typically be entitled to your pre-marital property in a divorce case. However, you should consult with an attorney to determine if the vehicle and house are truly pre-marital.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The executor is responsible for administering the will and distributing property pursuant to the will after paying off the debts of the estate. Pension and life insurance would not likely pass through the probate process, as you can typically assign death beneficiaries for those. You can contact the executor or contact the pension and life insurance companies directly to get answers as to whether you are on those policies or not.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer One issue that I anticipate you running into if an adoption has been completed is whether mom's rights, and in turn all of her relatives' rights, have been terminated in that adoption action. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options if you believe that the child is in danger or is being neglected.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer The party filing a lawsuit has the burden of proving proof of service upon the other party. In custody actions, personal service is required, so he would have to personally serve you with the action. Mailing to any address would not be sufficient.
Kim Ebert's answer According to your statement, the divorce decree says "age appropriate devices." It's probably a safe bet that telephone qualifies, but it depends on what your judge defines such devices as appropriate at certain ages. You should consult with an attorney for a better opinion based on the divorce decree (and settlement agreement if there is one).
~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can trust the public defender. I will tell you that you aren't the first I've heard make those allegations against DeKalb DFCS. Right or wrong, you will have the opportunity to address these allegations in court. Take advantage of the ability to have a public defender. If you are unhappy with their services, contact private counsel to take over.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer We would really need more details to in order to provide a response to this question. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with options and direction. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Regina Irene Edwards' answer It sounds like you need to consult with an attorney about your case. If he got temporary custody, then he had some evidence to present to the judge that supported that. You will need to hire an attorney to make sure both sides are fully being heard.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer I'm sorry you are going through this, as it sounds like a difficult time. I'm not sure what you mean about them treating you differently. You could discuss this issue with them, or with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with options. Your child missed school due to his/her depression or your depression? There are unanswered questions here. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Ellaretha Coleman's answer Possibly. Judges are typically in favor of international travel for children except in cases where there is a real and present danger of them being kept out of the country by the other parent. Unless there is a fear that the other parent will abscond with the child out of the country, a judge will probably grant the request for the passports.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer That depends. If there is a custody order, you will need to modify that so that he can register her for school. If the order was in Georgia, and she is here now, it would be appropriate for him to file here to modify it. If you both agree to terms, this could be uncontested and an attorney could assist you for an relatively inexpensive rate.
If the order was in North Dakota, you should still consult with an attorney to see what your options are. It could be domesticated in Georgia,...
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If there has been a change in his financial circumstances since the entry of the child support order, he may qualify for a modification of the present order. He should consult with an attorney to discuss his options.
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